Friday, January 4, 2013

Children's museum offers chance for Youngsters to be Spies

Museo de los Niños Children's Museum offers chance for Youngsters to be Spies
AMCostaRica.com   1/4/2013

The Museo de los Niños will host a two-week science and culture camp called “Spy Academy” aimed at providing youth with adventure and knowledge during the school break.

The young spies will have an opportunity to solve puzzles, find clues, participate in skill challenges and play water games.

"There will be knowledge and fun through activities that include the classic adventure rally,” said Eduardo Reyes, general coordinator of the children's museum camps.  “They will develop secret tactics, see some tactics to be a mini spy, and carry out secret missions through games.”

The camp will be from Jan. 14 to 18 and Jan. 21 to 25, and the museum is accepting enrollments now.  Children between ages 3 and a half  to 11 are eligible to attend.

Those younger than 6 can choose to stay half of the day from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or the whole day until 4:30 p.m.

The cost is 30,000 colons for a week.

Spy Academy for the older children is an all day option and costs 48,000 colons.

Children from ages 9 to 11 will also be able to stay overnight at the museum for an extra 3,000 colons. Using a map, these young guests will go through a scavenger hunt that leads them to different stations in different areas of the museum.

The rest of the night will consists of children's movies, popcorn eating, marshmallows and camping.

"For two weeks, they may spend a night at the museum where it will not only be privileged access to the children's museum at night, but they will also participate in a strategy game designed exclusively for them," said Reyes.

Parents wishing to enroll their child for the first week have until Jan. 11. For the second week have until Jan. 18.  They can personally enroll their child at the children's museum or can request the information from the e-mail campamento@museocr.org.

Parents can also call 2223-3470.

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